Lao morning news for June 5

Lao morning news for June 5

Lao PDR morning news

Ministry of Labor Orders Employers to Pay Wages Despite Pandemic
The Lao Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare has instructed employers to ensure workers are fairly compensated despite an economic downturn due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
— The Laotian Times

Laos declares success in controlling spread of Covid-19
The National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control has thanked the Party, government, friendly countries, development partners and Lao citizens for the part they played in bringing the Covid-19 outbreak under control.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Singapore firm to build US$1.7 billion coal power plant in Laos
The Lao government has approved a Singapore energy firm’s plan to develop a new US$1.7 billion thermal power plant in southern Laos’ Sekong province. Evolution Power Investment Corporation (EPIC) signed an agreement with Lao firm Khounmixay Bridge and Road Construction and Repair Company (KMX) to conduct a feasibility study for the project.
— ASEAN Today

Laos okays study for thermal project
A Singaporean firm joint-venturing with a Lao partner has agreed with the Lao government to conduct a feasibility study on the development of a clean thermal power plant in the southern province of Sekong.
— The Phnom Penh Post

The Mekong doesn’t need more destructive dams
On 11 May, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) announced that the proposed Sanakham hydropower project in Laos will undergo the MRC’s Prior Consultation process. Sanakham is the sixth mainstream dam to be submitted for Prior Consultation.
— Bangkok Post

Prominent tourism entrepreneur eyes Vientiane province’s hidden potential
The relatively quiet districts of Xanakham, Meun and Meuangfeuang in Vientiane province have tourism development potential to lure more local and international visitors like the better known Vangvieng.
— Vientiane Times

Luang Prabang authorities conduct spraying to control locust outbreak
Authorities in Nambak district of Luang Prabang province recently began spraying insecticide to kill locusts after swarms of the insects devastated more than 30 hectares of crops in 11 villages.
— Vientiane Times

UNFPA lends support to women and girls during Covid-19 outbreak
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) recently handed over contributions consisting of hygiene and dignity items as well as essential food supplies for use by women and girls during the Covid-19 outbreak.
— Vientiane Times

Khammuan’s Khoun Kong Leng Lake to offer multiple eco-adventure activities
Visitors with a penchant for nature and adventure can expect a variety of fun activities and high standard facilities at Khoun Kong Leng Lake in Hinboun district, Khammuan province when a new development opens.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Northern farmers utilise stink bugs in fight against caterpillars
Lao Farmer Network, in cooperation with the Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, is continuing to help farmers in northern Xieng Khuang province by utilising stink bugs to rid their crops of caterpillars.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Foreign ministry meets for upcoming Party Congress
Improvement of grassroots local administration system, public administration reform, and the policy on economic connectivity and integration of the country have been tabled to the discussion at a thematic meeting of Ministry of Foreign Affairs held on Wednesday.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Fire damages 4 houses in Vientiane
A fire that broke out in Sikhaitha village of Sikhottabong district in Vientiane damaged four houses, officials have said. The fire started within a house at 8.10pm on Saturday, when fire fighters and volunteers from Vientiane Rescue 1623 were called to the scene.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)



Feature photo Countryside Adventures
This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on World Bicycle Day, June 3.


Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).



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